Archives for March 2014

England and Wales Gets Marriage Equality

Marriage equality has come to the UK, led largely by the Conservative Party and Prime Minister David Cameron. The first same-sex marriages took place just the other day after the law recognizing those unions became official and several couples were married immediately. … [Read more...]

Steven Seagal Loves Him Some Putin

Our favorite washed-up has-been actor and weapons-grade moron Steven Seagal is finally speaking out about Putin's invasion of Crimea -- and thank goodness, haven't we all been waiting for his thoughtful reaction to it? -- and he's all for it. And he thinks Putin is so peachy that he just might apply for Russian citizenship. … [Read more...]

Wingnut Longs for the Days He Could Whip Bill Maher

Tristan Emmanuel is upset by Bill Maher's entirely accurate comment that the God of the Bible is a "psychotic mass murderer." Really, really upset. So upset that he longs for the "good old days" when Maher would be publicly whipped for his blasphemy. … [Read more...]

Pakistani Christian Gets Death Penalty for Blasphemy

In yet another example of astonishing barbarism and totalitarianism, a Christian in Pakistan has been sentenced to death for blasphemy for comments he allegedly made to a Muslim friend during an argument. The case already saw violent attacks on the Christian community in that country by mobs of barbarians. … [Read more...]

Atheists, Please Stop Saying These Things

Tuesday night I participated in a panel discussion at Grand Valley State University with six other atheists (three students, three professors and me). Someone brought up something that is often said to atheists by Christians, that they really do believe in God even if they claim not to ("in their heart of hearts" in the often annoying phrase). I pointed out that this was offensive and patronizing. … [Read more...]

Do They Ever Stop Lying?

A few months ago, the Air Force Academy decided to allow officer candidates to omit the phrase "so help me God" from their oaths upon graduation. That set off a typhoon of dishonesty and demagoguery that has yet to subside. A huge coalition of Christian right groups put up this billboard near the campus of the academy: … [Read more...]

Russia’s Anti-Gay Law and Population

Neil Munro seems to be rather unhappy that the Obama administration is pressuring Uganda, Russia and other countries to stop violating the human rights of LGBT people, dismissing it as "hard-edged effort to punish countries that disagree with its gay rights agenda." I'll take dishonest spin for $1000, Alex. And he offers this rather weird excuse for Russia's policy: … [Read more...]

Satan is Trying to Destroy Christian Video Game!

A company that is trying to raise money to make a video game based on the life of Abraham from the Bible says that Satan is doing everything he can to stop it from happening because it's such an enormous threat to him. Yes, this is the point where you should be laughing out loud. … [Read more...]

NOM: Obama Punishing Russian Christians!

The National Organization for Marriage is once again trying to push their paranoia about Christian persecution, with no evidence at all of course. They're claiming that one of the people listed on the sanctions announcement is only there because she's anti-gay like they are. … [Read more...]

Rand Paul Hires Terrible Pollster

Rand Paul is diligently working on his 2016 Republican presidential bid and assembling a national campaign team. In what can only be described as a very odd move, he's hired one of the most biased and inaccurate pollsters in the country, Fritz Wenzel (you may remember him from doing lots of polls for the Worldnetdaily). Right Wing Watch points out his long history of being wildly off the mark. For instance, just two months before the 2012 election he was trying to "unskew" the polls: … [Read more...]

Garrow: Obama the Twelfth Imam

Oh goody, it's a new and completely bizarre claim from charlatan Jim Garrow. Appearing on a show called The Truth is Viral, he said that Obama's goal is to destroy America, then declare himself the Twelfth Imam. Never mind that those who believe in such things think he came like 1200 years ago. … [Read more...]

Federer: Atheists Will Kill Millions of Christians!

Bill Federer, a sort of poor man's David Barton, went on Gordon Klingenschmitt's little Youtube show and expressed his concern that if atheists take over the military they'll start executing millions of Christians. Because that's totally plausible. … [Read more...]